This painting tablet is an odd assortment of landscapes and people who caught my interest during a difficult six-week period when I graduated from school, got laid off from my job, and started a new job. Most of these paintings are from pictures that I downloaded from the BBC, Los Angeles Times and New York Times websites. The Easter Island statues came from Wikipedia, and the empty room came from an issue of The New Yorker. My favorite painting was a large water drop on a leaf since that one turned out perfect. Painting people—Kurt Vonnegut, Turkish politicians, and a Star Wars pilot—were the hardest to do.
I’m still learning how to paint without numbers and trying to develop my painting style. These paintings are copies of pictures from the BBC, Los Angeles Times and New York Times websites that caught my interest. My favorite out of this set is my third attempt at doing a British sunset at Blackpool after the first two attempts were disasters. I also like the fishing boat on a dried riverbed in Southeast Asia that’s affected by global warming.